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22 June 2015This briefing provides background to and analysis of developments in the Greek debt crisis, including an overview of the origins of the crisis, a review of latest developments and looks at the what would happen if Greece defaults on its debt.
22 June 2015US-led air strikes against ISIS continue in Iraq and Syria, alongside a training programme to build the capacity of Iraqi security forces. What part does the UK play and is this enough?
19 June 2015191 women MPs were elected at the 2015 General Election, 29% of all MPs and a record high. Prior to 1987 women had never been more than 5% of MPs. 450 women have been elected to the Commons since 1918, nine less than the current number of male MPs.
19 June 2015Public funding for research comes from a mix of devolved (e.g. Higher Education Funding Council for England) and UK (e.g. Research Councils) institutions. Bodies like Innovate UK have a specific focus on industrial research.
19 June 2015Unemployment - national: data on International Labour Organisation unemployment, the headline measure of unemployment in the UK.
19 June 2015This note provides a summary description of the structure of inheritance tax and the main reliefs which are available.
19 June 2015Employment: data on employment in the UK.
19 June 2015An overview of duties and standards of careers advice in schools, colleges and universities, and recent Government action
19 June 2015The convention that MPs communications should not be intercepted by police or security services is known as the Wilson Doctrine. It is named after the former Prime Minister Harold Wilson who established the rule in 1966. Concerns over possible breaches of the Wilson doctrine have been voiced on a number of occasions in recent years: following Sadiq Khans meetings with a constituent at Woodhill Prison in 2005/6, Damian Greens arrest and the subsequent search of his offices in November 2008, following revelations of the National Security Agencys surveillance activities in 2013, and after it was revealed in 2014 that conversations between MPs and prisoners were recorded from 2006-12.
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